This topic has been one of the most talked about subjects of anything I have shared since I started my blog over 5 years ago. I guess because we all want to find a path to our best selves, and this is a plan that really works. F-Factor is not a diet, it is a healthy, sustainable lifestyle that allows us to achieve longterm results. Unlike many weight-loss/weight-maintenence eating methods, followers of F-Factor eat carbs, dine in restaurants, drink alcohol, and work out less from day 1!
As you may be aware, I’ve been known to make more than my fair share of donut runs and my girls definitely inherited my sweet tooth! While I’m certainly not a total stickler for nutrition, we have been trying to limit our sweets intake to items that are not overly processed and made with real ingredients.
Passover is my favorite week of the year! It is a protected time to unplug, get spiritual, relax, and most importantly to me, spend time with family. It is hard to believe it is just a few short weeks away! We are traveling to Arizona again this year with my parents and my brother and his wife. I cannot wait, but I am also pretty unprepared, as I tend to be last minute with organizing and packing. It dawned on me that I needed to get moving, when my friend, Lauren, asked me for shopping recommendations for modest vacation picks. She suggested I share what I was sending her on my blog. I took a poll, and you all agreed!
When I was a kid, I always wanted to dress to match my mommy. We had these matching Laura Ashley floral jumpsuits and I begged her to wear them everyday. She couldn’t stand it! She probably gave hers away with the tags still intact. One might think I would outgrow my affinity for the matchy-matchy after the age of 7, but such was not the case.
My number one goal as a mother is to encourage my girls to feel confident. I want them to know that while there is no easy path to success, the end goal is still possible. The world can be cruel, and the people in it will inevitably try to tear us down. The challenges and failures we face can strengthen character, which is beneficial, as long as the trials don't paralyze us from pushing forward.